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Determining bioaccessibility risks at the historic Aberfoyle tailings site, northeast Tasmania: opportunities for effective rehabilitation

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McLaine, R and Parbhakar-Fox, A and Fox, N and Reid, M, Determining bioaccessibility risks at the historic Aberfoyle tailings site, northeast Tasmania: opportunities for effective rehabilitation, Proceedings of the Ninth Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage, 20-23 November 2017, Burnie, Tasmania (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Abstract

The historic Aberfoyle Mine at Rossarden, north eastern Tasmania operated from 1931 to 1982 producing 11,000 tonnes of tin and 3,500 tonnes of wolfram. Ore from the Aberfoyle Mine and the nearby Story’s Creek Mine was processed on site and pyritic tailings were pumped into nine tailings dams also on site. Metal sulphides within the tailings dams are a known contaminant and a source of acid mine drainage (AMD), with metal levels including cadmium measured above ANZECC (2000) guideline values. Major rehabilitation works previously undertaken have included the emplacement of an earth capping over the tailings dams and vegetation trials. The vegetation trials have however shown limited success, with only grass species growing with a patchy coverage to approximately 20 cm high.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:acid mine drainage, waste management, sulphide, mining, mine planning
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geochemistry
Research Field:Exploration Geochemistry
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Land and Water Management
Objective Field:Mining Land and Water Management
Author:McLaine, R (Mr Robert McLaine)
Author:Parbhakar-Fox, A (Dr Anita Parbhakar-Fox)
Author:Fox, N (Dr Nathan Fox)
ID Code:122218
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:CODES ARC
Deposited On:2017-11-06
Last Modified:2017-12-12
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